Most of my friends are aware that I have been ill for about three years, but not even my GP is aware to what extent.
In 2019, it was confirmed by a doctor that I had shingles. I felt so ill for about a year. Then in Jan2020, I had a small stroke, ending in hospital.
I suffered no paralysis but lost my voice. I worked at it and got it back after three days, was released from hospital.
My reason for putting my story on my website, is because of what I found out since – or didn’t find out. There seems to be little going on at all towards help in this country. At this point, I did not connect shingles, with strokes. However, when I had a 2nd bout and a 2nd stroke, I put two and two together. The world was in the grip of coronavirus – GPs were dealing with us via a phone – I couldn’t talk fast, was emotional and we were only allowed four minutes, so found out nothing. So, like everyone, I resorted to the internet! I came across a Leaflet by:
The Neurological and Stroke Association, USA
To be continued